Our jobs and workforce development projects center on amplifying living-wage job opportunities, ensuring everyone can secure a stable and dignified livelihood. Recognizing the ever-evolving landscape of the employment sector, we also emphasize the importance of preparing for tomorrow's workplace. Through expanded job training programs in collaboration with local governments, FUSE ensures that individuals are not only equipped for the jobs of today but are also adeptly poised to navigate the dynamic future of work.
Strengthening Business Relations Using Strategic Marketing and Communications
Los Angeles is working to strengthen its support for small businesses, particularly those in traditionally underserved neighborhoods, by developing better communications with business owners about available resources. The city’s Office of Finance recruited FUSE Executive Fellow Rafael Bracero to increase the visibility of support services available to small business owners... Read more
Attracting and Retaining Talent to Drive Government Innovation
The City of Long Beach is the second largest employer in Southern California, and is working to recruit quality talent for the public workforce of the future. To strengthen the municipal workforce and sustain the city’s quality of services, the Office of the City Manager partnered with FUSE executive fellow... Read more
Opening Doors to Meaningful Employment
As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Gusti worked on multiple strategic workforce initiatives at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, including apprenticeship programs for skilled labor positions, succession planning, and professional development opportunities for the organization’s 5,700 employees. Gusti utilized her workforce development and project management background in order to develop... Read more
Reforming Citywide Purchasing Processes
San Francisco is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services throughout the Bay Area and conducts transactions with the private, public and social sectors totaling over $1 billion annually. As part of a major upgrade of its financial systems, the City hired Rob to help overhaul its purchasing and... Read more
Improving Overnight Worker Transportation
San Francisco’s 24-hour economy requires thousands of workers in the entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing and other industries to commute during late-night and early-morning hours. The overnight public transit system does not currently align with these needs, however, leaving many workers without access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation options. The Office... Read more